“I’d been a swim instructor for a long time when I first became a parent, but it was only then I realized the intensity and fear that comes with having a child that doesn’t know how to swim. You think about it all the time. Even when you’re not around water, you’re thinking about it.” — Nina (Natina) Gibbs, Founder of Swim Foundations
Phoebe Natina started teaching swimming lessons at the age of 17, after learning from swim instructor Carl Eddington. She has spent 40 years teaching and developing a method that would truly allow children to become safe and confident in the water. Today, parents drive from hours away just so their children can learn from her (sometimes even after trying other swim programs). Her teaching has become incredibly sought after in the area — in part because of her experience, and in part because of the specific swim teaching progression she employs.
Swim Foundations was developed by Phoebe’s daughter, Nina, so that the Natina Swim Teaching Progression can be shared with the learn-to-swim industry to develop highly effective and confident swim instructors. Our aim is to help children everywhere be safer and happier in the water.